Palm Pre

The Palm Pre is the first device running the new Palm Web operating system. The smartphone will be sold exclusively through Sprint and is expected to ship during the first half of 2009. Pricing information was not released.
Updated:
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/ CBS Interactive / Caption by:

Deck of cards

Multitasking is a big highlight of the Palm Pre. One solution the smartphone offers is something called Deck of Cards, which basically lets you scroll though various panels to give you fast and easy access to applications.
Updated:
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/ CBS Interactive / Caption by:

Synergy

The Palm Pre has a feature called Synergy that will bring all your calendar and contact information from various places (Outlook, Gmail, Facebook, for example) into one place.
Updated:
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/ CBS Interactive / Caption by:

Gestures

In addition to the touch screen, there's a gesture area right below the display where you can navigate the phone and applications with finger swipes.
Updated:
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/ CBS Interactive / Caption by:

Web browsing

The Pre's Web browser is Palm's own. You can pinch the touch screen like the iPhone and easily zoom in and out of pages. At GSMA 2009, Palm announced that it has joined Adobe's Open Screen Project and promised to bring Flash 10 Player to its Web OS devices by the end of the year. However, it probably won't be available on the Pre at launch since Sprint and Palm expect to ship the smartphone in the first half of 2009.
Updated:
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/ CBS Interactive / Caption by:

Curves ahead

To access the full QWERTY keyboard, you just push the screen up. In its opened state, you can see the Pre's curved shape. This was noted as one of the reasons an expansion slot was not included on the Pre.
Updated:
Photo by: Palm / Caption by:

Palm partners

On back, you'll find the Pre's camera lens and a speaker. The camera is 3 megapixels, but it appears that it won't have video recording capabilities at launch.
Updated:
Photo by: Palm / Caption by:

Palm Touchstone

The Palm Touchstone is a wireless charger for the Palm Pre. Just place the smartphone atop the accessory, and it will juice up your device without any meddling wires. If you receive a call while the Pre is on the Touchstone, it will automatically activate the speakerphone if you choose to take the call.
Updated:
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/ CBS Interactive / Caption by:

Palm partners

Palm partnered with a number of companies on the Web OS and Pre, including Facebook, Amazon.com, TeleNav, Google, and Pandora.
Updated:
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/ CBS Interactive / Caption by:

Palm CEO Ed Colligan

Palm CEO Ed Colligan at the press conference CES 2009.
Updated:
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/ CBS Interactive / Caption by:
Hot Galleries

CNET's Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season for a gadget upgrade

Check out these 8 tablets you'll want to bring home for the holidays.

Hot Products